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The Usborne complete book of chess
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The Usborne complete book of chess

Series: Internet-linked

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781409574668

Publication Date: 1 Apr 2014

Subject: Sports & recreation

Suitable for: Primary

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Explains how to play and win Chess matches, plus gives background on famous players and matches.

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Explains how to play and win Chess matches, plus gives background on famous players and matches.

In the world's most famous board game, the king's fate is in your hands. To protect your king and conquer the board, you'll need a lot of tactical tricks up your sleeve. Whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced player, this book will give you the tools you need to play excellent chess. Find out how to lay deadly traps for enemy pieces and how to spot the weak places in your opponent's army. Discover how to launch effective attacks and form solid defensive strategies. This book contains over 80 teasing chess puzzles to test your new-found skills.

NOTE : The Internet links all refer to the Usborne Quicklinks website.

Contents

p6 Internet links
p8 Playing chess
p10 Writing chess down
p12 The king
p16 The queen
p18 The rooks
p20 The bishops
p22 The knights
p24 The pawns
p28 Values, sacrifices and exchanges
p30 Piece puzzles
p32 The opening
p34 Opening sequences
p36 The Italian - giuoco piano
p37 The Spanish - Ruy Lopez
p38 The queen's gambit
p39 More white openings
p40 The Caro-Kann defence
p41 The Sicilian defence
p42 The French defence
p43 The king's Indian defence
p44 Thinking in the middlegame
p46 The board in the middlegame
p48 Middlegame puzzles
p50 Tactical tricks
p52 Tactical trick puzzles
p54 Making plans
p56 Combination puzzles
p58 Defence techniques
p60 Sacrifice puzzles
p62 The endgame
p64 Endgame puzzles
p66 Attacking the king
p68 The king is dead - checkmate
p70 Checkmate puzzles
p72 Drawn games
p73 Chess tournaments
p74 Drawn game puzzles
p76 The story of chess
p78 The politics of chess
p80 Chess celebrities
p84 Champions of the future
p86 Chess words
p90 Puzzle solutions
p92 Index

Category
JNF
Subject
Sports & recreation
Dewey
794.1
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Full colour illus and photos thr
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Pub. date
1 Apr 2014
Edition
New Cover Reprint
ISBN
9781409574668
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Binding
Stitched
Pages
96
Width
188mm
Height
240mm
Weight
350g
Index
Yes
Contents page
Yes
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